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Arsenal (1929)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 9 November 1929 (USA)
A soldier returns to Kiev after surviving a train crash and encounters clashes between nationalists and collectivists.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Semyon Svashenko ... Timosh, the Ukrainian (as S. Svashenko)
Georgi Khorkov Georgi Khorkov ... A Red Army Soldier (as G. Khorkov)
Amvrosi Buchma ... Laughing-Gassed German Soldier (as A. Buchma)
Dmitri Erdman Dmitri Erdman ... A German Officer (as D. Erdman)
Sergey Petrov ... A German Soldier (as S. Petrov)
M. Mikhajlovsky M. Mikhajlovsky ... A Nationalist (as Mikhajlovsky)
Aleksandr Evdakov Aleksandr Evdakov ... Tsar Nikolas II (as A. Evdakov)
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Storyline

Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev, after having survived a train wreck. His arrival coincides with a national celebration of Ukrainian freedom, but the festivities are not to last as a disenchanted. Written by Mr Bongo

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Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | Ukrainian

Release Date:

9 November 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Арсенал See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Copy with French subtitles at Brussels Musée du Cinéma)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In a scene early in the film, a soldier lies dead, covered with sand, but the sand can be seen to rise and fall with the actor's breathing. See more »

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As heartfelt and sincere as this movie is...
23 March 2002 | by dwpollarSee all my reviews

1st watched 3/23/2002 - 5 out of 10(Dir-Alexander Dovzhenko): As heartfelt and sincere as this movie is it was hard to understand as a silent movie without a screenplay in hand. I guess that's how I am able to judge this film. I realize that it is a breakthrough find and wonderful restoration of a monumental film about the Russian revolution but this doesn't make it a good movie in narrative. There is some wonderful imagery and ideas represented about non-violence that the filmmaker displays but again this doesnt' make a wonderful movie. Probably a good movie for the collector and possibly historian, but not necessarily for the film movie fan.


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